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Yaşar Güler

Yaşar Güler (born September 18, 1954) is a Turkish general who currently serves as the 30th Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, serving in the position since he succeeded Hulusi Akar in July 2018.

Yaşar Güler
Güler in 2019
Born (1954-09-18)18 September 1954 (age 67)
Ardahan, Turkey
AllegianceTurkey
Service/branch Turkish Land Forces
Years of service1974-
Rank General
Commands heldGeneral Staff of the Republic of Turkey
Commander of Land Forces
Gendarmerie General Command
Deputy Chief of the General Staff
General Command of Mapping
4th Corps
Chief of the Intelligence of the Turkish General Staff
Planning and Coordination Department of the General Staff
10th Infantry Brigade Command
AwardsTAF Medal of Honor, TAF Medal of Distinguished Courage and Self-Sacrifice, TAF Medal of Distinguished Service

He enlisted in the land forces in 1974, which was effectively the start of his military career. He spent two years prior to his enlistment studying at the Turkish Military Academy. In the 10 years since joining the land forces, he served in various infantry and signals companies, acting as the commander of one of them. In 1986 he graduated from the Army War College with honors and graduated with the rank of a staff officer. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2001 and assumed responsibility for the 10th Infantry Brigade Command and the Planning and Coordination Department of the General Staff.

4 years later, he was promoted to Major General and took over duties of the General Staff and at the School of Communications and Electronic Information Systems of the TAF in Ankara. In 2009, he was appointed to a position in the General Command of the 4th Army Corps, serving for over 2 years, this time as Lieutenant General. From 2011 – 2013, he was the chief of intelligence for the armed forces, a position where he performed his duties before becoming the Deputy Chief of Staff in 2013, where he was also promoted to General and became the commander of the Gendarmerie General Command in 2016-2017, and became the Commander of Land Forces in 2017-2018, serving in those positions for a combined 5 years. On July 10, 2018, he was appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the 30th General Staff of the Republic of Turkey of the Armed Forces, succeeding Hulusi Akar, who was promoted to the post of Minister of National Defence that same day.

He is currently married to Demet Güler, with whom he has a child with. He also has two grandchildren.

  1. "Biography: Yaşar Güler, Chief of the Turkish Armed Forces". NATO. 2018.
  2. "Yaşar Güler". Biyografi.info (in Turkish). RetrievedFebruary 10, 2019.

Media related to Yaşar Güler at Wikimedia Commons

Military offices
Preceded by
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
10 July 2018 -
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Commander of the Turkish Army
23 August 2017 – 10 July 2018
Succeeded by
Preceded by
General Commanders of the Turkish Gendarmerie
28 July 2016 - 21 August 2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by
TAF General Staff II. List of presidents
30 August 2013 - 28 July 2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chief of General Staff Intelligence
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by

Yaşar Güler
Yasar Guler Language Watch Edit Yasar Guler born September 18 1954 is a Turkish general who currently serves as the 30th Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces serving in the position since he succeeded Hulusi Akar in July 2018 Yasar GulerGuler in 2019Born 1954 09 18 18 September 1954 age 67 Ardahan TurkeyAllegiance TurkeyService wbr branchTurkish Land ForcesYears of service1974 RankGeneralCommands heldGeneral Staff of the Republic of Turkey Commander of Land Forces Gendarmerie General Command Deputy Chief of the General Staff General Command of Mapping 4th Corps Chief of the Intelligence of the Turkish General Staff Planning and Coordination Department of the General Staff 10th Infantry Brigade CommandAwardsTAF Medal of Honor TAF Medal of Distinguished Courage and Self Sacrifice TAF Medal of Distinguished ServiceCareer EditHe enlisted in the land forces in 1974 which was effectively the start of his military career He spent two years prior to his enlistment studying at the Turkish Military Academy In the 10 years since joining the land forces he served in various infantry and signals companies acting as the commander of one of them In 1986 he graduated from the Army War College with honors and graduated with the rank of a staff officer He was promoted to Brigadier General in 2001 and assumed responsibility for the 10th Infantry Brigade Command and the Planning and Coordination Department of the General Staff 4 years later he was promoted to Major General and took over duties of the General Staff and at the School of Communications and Electronic Information Systems of the TAF in Ankara In 2009 he was appointed to a position in the General Command of the 4th Army Corps serving for over 2 years this time as Lieutenant General From 2011 2013 he was the chief of intelligence for the armed forces a position where he performed his duties before becoming the Deputy Chief of Staff in 2013 where he was also promoted to General and became the commander of the Gendarmerie General Command in 2016 2017 and became the Commander of Land Forces in 2017 2018 serving in those positions for a combined 5 years On July 10 2018 he was appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the 30th General Staff of the Republic of Turkey of the Armed Forces succeeding Hulusi Akar who was promoted to the post of Minister of National Defence that same day 1 2 He is currently married to Demet Guler with whom he has a child with He also has two grandchildren References Edit Biography Yasar Guler Chief of the Turkish Armed Forces NATO 2018 Yasar Guler Biyografi info in Turkish Retrieved February 10 2019 External links Edit Media related to Yasar Guler at Wikimedia Commons Military officesPreceded by Hulusi Akar Chief of the General Staff of Turkey 10 July 2018 Succeeded by Preceded by Salih Zeki Colak Commander of the Turkish Army 23 August 2017 10 July 2018 Succeeded by Umit DundarPreceded by Ibrahim Yasar General Commanders of the Turkish Gendarmerie 28 July 2016 21 August 2017 Succeeded by Arif CetinPreceded by Hulusi Akar TAF General Staff II List of presidents 30 August 2013 28 July 2016 Succeeded by Umit DundarPreceded by Ismail Hakki Pekin Chief of General Staff Intelligence 2011 2013 Succeeded by Mustafa Ozsoy Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yasar Guler amp oldid 1020645000, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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